How To Be Strong, According To 21 Famously Badass Women

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These ladies know a thing (or five) about how to be strong as hell.

Being a strong, independent boss-lady, it’s kind of a life goal right? Whether it’s dealing with the pressures of juggling kids and a career, or trying to make time for your girlfriends when you have a steamy romance to pursue, being strong enough to handle it all can be tough.

The life of a woman is difficult as it is. As the saying goes, “Behind every successful man there is a woman,” and being that strong lady influence takes a hell of a lot of work. There are a lot of pressures on us to be the homemakers, the mothers and the attentive wives on top of our desires to be successful (and equal) in our educations and careers.

It can feel like the world is on our shoulders sometimes and usually, that is because it is.

With so many pressures on the regular, it’s important for us ladies to bond and stick together. A little bit of feminism goes a long way, and if we support one another, we can do it all.

Despite predominant views of past decades when women were considered the weaker sex, docile and willing to please, there have been some pretty badass ladies who have been kickin’ butt and taking names even still.

Women have been changing history by not only changing the way that they were viewed as a gender, but by making changes in the realms of science, literature, fashion, music, world peace and entertainment.

There are a lot of badass women out there both today and in the past. So, when you are feeling down, weak or less than fabulous, look to what some of these incredible women have done throughout history, as well as what they have said. Let their words of wisdom help you find the inner strength to be your best badass self too!

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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. — Marie Curie

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It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are. — Malala Yousafzai

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It's interesting how we often can't see the ways in which we are being strong. — Lena Dunham

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Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. — Amelia Earhart

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Each person must live their life as a model for others. — Rosa Parks

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. — Anne Frank

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If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it. — Sojourner Truth

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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. — Mother Teresa

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Women have always been the strong ones of the world. — CoCo Chanel

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. — Virginia Woolf

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. — Helen Keller

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It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. — Jane Fonda

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Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand — Audrey Hepburn

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Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. — Oprah Winfrey

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From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. — Jane Goodall

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I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. — Madonna 

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I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. — Maya Angelou

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anais Nin

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A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — Ayn Rand

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Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. — Madame Marie du Deffand